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Family Matters: Hot to talk to your loved ones about college

By Jasmine Pickett, UWO Health AdvocateIt takes determination and courage to attempt new challenges, including being the first in one’s family to attend college. For many parents, siblings, and other family members of current...
The Sunshine Vitamin: Why you need it

The Sunshine Vitamin: Why you need it

Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin” is recognized primarily as a pro-hormone. It is both a nutrient we eat and a hormone that can be synthesized by the human body through skin exposure...
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Resolve to stress less

By Colten Cashmore, UWO Health AdvocateStress is defined as how the body and brain respond to demands or threats. We feel overwhelming stress when the perceived demand or threat feels outside of our control...
Your Home Away From Home

Your Home Away From Home

By Colten Cashmore, UWO Health AdvocatesFor all of us college is a new beginning, for some that may be exciting, or scary depending on the situation. As a student, we may have feelings of...
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Health At Every Size

By Johanna Brotz, UWO Student and Health Promotion InternHealth at Every Size (HAES) is a movement that started around the 1960’s and has been adapted throughout the years by society. HAES allows people of...
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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Resources

Student Health 101 resources If you have a life-threatening emergency, always call 911 for ambulance transportation to a hospital. Self-Care Guide National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800.273.TALK http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ The Trevor Project 800.4.TREVOR http://www.thetrevorproject.org National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.HOPE http://online.rainn.org National Institute on Alcohol Abuse...
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Budgeting 101

Check out these budgeting tips from UW Credit Union!How to StartChances are if you’re looking to budget, you’ve got a goal in mind, whether it’s paying off student loans or having some money set...
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Know The Facts About Sexual Violence

By Shonte Bell, UWO Health Advocate“Sexual violence is a universal problem, in some places it is more prevalent than others. College campuses are a hotspot for sexual violence to take place. Many factors like:...
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Working out for Beginners: What to do and not to do

By Jacob Dewhurst, UWO Health AdvocateAs the winter months are among us, students may turn to unhealthy snacks and find themselves a little rounder than they were before. This may be because students are...
Recognizing depression in a friend

Recognizing depression in a friend

In 2015, the ACHA-National College Health Assessment II reported that 21% of students at UW Oshkosh, who took the survey, were diagnosed or treated with depression within the 12 months. The survey also indicated...